“Spider-Man: Far from Home” (2019)

I went into this thinking I would like it just fine. I did not go in expecting to like it this much. I also was not expecting this to be my favorite superhero film of 2019. And yet, here it is. It has everything, and I mean everything, that I would want in a superhero film. The characters are fantastic, it’s funny (including some surprising moments of dark humor), it’s creative, it’s weird, it’s both familiar and fresh, it takes some genuinely shocking twists and turns, it’s poignant, and the action is incredible. Honestly, there is very little I could complain about here. Even when it seems like the film has taken a wrong turn, it eventually ended up getting revealed as being foreshadowing, showcasing just how incredibly smart and clever this film is. And again, Marvel is proving that they’ve learned from their past mistakes with yet another incredible antagonist, making this the 8thMCU film in a row with a great villain. And the two incredible mid and after credit scenes show that Marvel is unafraid to take bold storytelling risks. What else can I even say about this film? It’s just great, great, great fun, and one of the most entertaining times I’ve had at the movies in a long time. Marvel may have closed the door on a huge chapter of this world, but if this film is any indication, they don’t have any signs of slowing down on the path to the next chapter.

Rating: 5/5

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